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Public Hospitals Profiled in Recent Reports

Public [government-owned]  hospitals represent just under a quarter of all hospitals in the U.S.  Because many treat a greater proportion of uninsured and lower-income patients, they are sometimes referred to as safety net hospitals. Several recent reports provide a snapshot of  public hospitals and how they compare with other types of hospitals:

The AHA Annual Survey Database also includes data on individual public hospitals. Current and past AHA Annual Survey Databases are available for sale, or custom reports and analyses based on the databases are available for purchase through the AHA Resource Center.

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